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MC warns contractor against levying extra parking fee

HT Correspondent  Ludhiana, April 07, 2013
First Published: 22:30 IST(7/4/2013) | Last Updated: 22:32 IST(7/4/2013)

The municipal corporation here on Sunday warned the parking contractor of Feroze Gandhi Market against recovering service tax from the public.

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Naveen Malhotra, the superintendent of tehbazari wing, visited the market and found that the contractor was charging extra parking fee from visitors to recover service tax. Malhotra said it was a violation of the contract signed between the MC and contractor.

"I visited the market and found that the contractor was charging more money than allowed from those who parked their vehicles in the market. We had also received complaints regarding this," said Malhotra.

Malhotra also directed the contractor to ensure service lanes meant for fire-tenders is left free for movement. The contractor was allegedly allowing visitors to park on the service lanes. "I have warned the contractor and would take action in case the anomalies are not corrected soon," said Malhotra. Meanwhile the Tehbazari wing also picked up nearly 60 vehicles vehicles from Ferozepur road and challaned nearly 6 for wrong parking on service lanes.

To recover service tax, contractor was reportedly charging more than the agreed amount from motorists.

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